Thanks Karen and Tina.
I suppose I kind of expected those answers anyway, Tina. I don’t go for all the ‘sugar-coated’ rubbish. Just give it to me straight, is my motto. At least then you can deal with it (or not) but are given the truth anyway. It’s up to us how we deal with it.
Yes, I am sure we all do/have done things to shorten our lives anyway. For example: I have smoked on and off for all of my adult life (given up again 18 months now) and for a good part of my teens too. I was also a terrible binge-drinker daily in my teens and early twenties to the point where I would be sick and usually pass out (I was trying to escape my terrible home-life by drinking myself into oblivion).
Now I try to make up for that by eating a balanced healthy diet, not smoking or drinking and taking regular excercise. Although I do cram as much chocolate into my diet as I can!
It’s just that people keep saying “It’s not the end”, “At least you aren’t going to die”. “It’s not terminal illness”… but I think actually it can be for some!
I have read posts by people who have lost a parent or spouse from MS. So it does happen. Maybe rarely, maybe they were an older generation without today’s meds etc but it does happen and it can be the end of your lfe, especially if, as I have also read, some people with MS can’t even speak, eat or move any part of their body. That, in itself, for me personally, would be the end.
I would want to take a trip to Dignitas in Switzerland, no doubt about it.
Am not being morbid here, just honest.